Isopropyl Alcohol is 100% isopropyl alcohol (also known as Isopropanol). It is used as a solvent and a sanitiser in the cleaning industry, but also has many other uses including as an antiseptic and in chemical reaction processes.
- Dissolves certain resins, inks, cosmetics, fats, and oils.
- Dries very quickly.
- Removes dirt and fingerprints without smearing or streaking.
- Sanitises hard surfaces.
How Does It Work?
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL is a powerful alcohol-solvent that dissolves the resins that are used in adhesive tape glue, cosmetics, and certain types of ink. It also dissolves fats and oils found in fingerprints and smears on glass and stainless steel.
Another very useful property of ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL is its ability when diluted to about 65% with water to kill micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and many viruses by denaturing their proteins and dissolving their lipids (fatty materials). It is however not effective on bacterial spores. This germ-killing power makes ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL an excellent sanitiser for toilet seats, door handles, taps, door touch-plates and other human contact surfaces.
For Use On…
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL is ideal removing “sticky tape” residues, cosmetic stains, fingerprints and smears and some ink from hard surfaces. It is especially useful for cleaning glass windows and mirrors where it dries rapidly to a sparkling, streak-free finish.